Dear Friends of the Farm,
Almost 20 years ago, we launched Glen Highland Farm to meet the exploding numbers of young Border Collies landing in bad situations. We created a facility on 175 acres with a team that tackled every challenge, determined to succeed and right the wrongs for this special over-popularized breed, creating the largest BC rescue in the country. To date and
thanks to your support,
GHF has helped over 3,000 innocent dogs make their way to new lives.
The journey was and continues to be fulfilling and deeply meaningful as all of you cheer us on, sharing your deep love for this breed with kind words, amazing volunteer efforts and generous financial support. Thank you!
We now invite you to come
with us in a NEW CHAPTER for GHF.
As aging Border Collies emerged in record numbers, we opened The Senior Sanctuary seven years ago and more recently,
our full focus to rescuing only dogs age 10 and up:
this age of dog needs lots of time and oversight and with our medical expertise, we are the perfect answer to help them where shelters and other rescues cannot easily handle long-term care.
Our hearts break watching them struggle to understand what they have done wrong and why their person is gone. But, we see their hearts HEAL by reigniting that special spark so deeply inside every Border Collie… to work, to focus, to DO… wanting to be active. THIS is what makes an aging BC want to go on! Our goal is to make that possible whether they are waiting to be adopted or live their life out at GHF.
pstate NY winters are brutal for almost half the year
no matter how hard we try to make winter easier on the older dogs.
stumbling, sliding and falling on ice hidden under inches of snow; white-out blizzards with whipping winds frightening the dogs; five minute outs in -20 temps morning and night with dogs lifting feet to avoid pain as paw covers won’t stay on; accidentally pulled muscles and injured backs as dogs attempt to right themselves in the snow; dogs unable to move due to severe pain made worse by bitter cold. With severe orthopedic issues, winter injuries can sadly lead to life and death decisions earlier than needed.
Even Caretakers and Volunteers rely on ice crampons to maneuver outside without injury. And winters are getting worse, year after year.